Seafood is a global commodity traded all over the world, following a long, complex and non-transparent supply chain. It also serves as an important source of protein for millions of people every day. However, seafood fraud and species substitutions occur regularly, cheating consumers out of what they ordered and putting public health and the oceans at risk. In addition, seafood fraud allows illegally caught fish to be laundered into the legal seafood trade.

Seafood fraud is a global problem: It has been studied and found all over the world.  Oceana is leading the way by exposing seafood fraud through extensive DNA testing and in campaigning for policy change that would put in place traceability requirements that would result in fish being tracked from boat to plate in order to bring transparency to the seafood supply chain, help prevent seafood mislabeling and fraud and stamp out markets for illegally fished products.

Click here to learn more about Oceana's latest report, One Name, One Fish: Why Seafood Names Matter.

  • Seafood fraud can directly threaten human health
  • Seafood fraud creates a market for illegally caught fish
  • Mislabeling fish makes it difficult for consumers to make eco-friendly choices
  • Seafood fraud misleads consumers about the true availability of seafood